Siasia’s dilemma – Vanguard News

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Siasia's dilemma
Samson Siasia

On August 14 this year, former Super Eagles coach, Samson Sisia will be 53 years old. Also 53 days from today (Sunday), the Bayelsa-born ex-international who has a life ban by FIFA hanging on his neck will have a date with the Court of Arbitration for Sports, CAS at the body’s office on Avenue de Beaumont 2, 1012, Lausanne in Switzerland.

The new date was graciously granted him after his lawyers made a case that the earlier date in October last year was too close to allow him to raise the required defence fee put at a whopping 250,000 Euros, that is about N100 million.

After the shift in date, nothing much was heard about the case from Siasia until recently when he cried out to Nigerians to come to his aid by contributing as low as N500 to help him raise the fee. His calculation is that if 200,000 kind-hearted Nigerians could put down N500 each, the huge sum would be realised and he could get the desired hearing from CAS.

His appeal for assistance which was put…



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